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''''''''Order''this DISCOUNTED BUNDLE, and your students save!''''a''''''''Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology introduces the''discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated,''comprehensible framework from which to view the world. In each chapter, authors''Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide an organizing theme that is''not exclusively tied to one theoretical paradigm to help students see''relationships between topics. Our Social World presents the perspective''of students living in the larger global world.''''Key Features: ''''Offers a strong global focus:'' A global perspective is integrated into each chapter to encourage students'' to think of global society as a logical extension of their own micro'' world.Illustrates the practical'' side of sociology: Boxes highlight careers and volunteer opportunities for'' those with a background in sociology as well as policy issues that'' sociologists influence.Encourages critical thinking:'' This book provides various research strategies and illustrates concrete examples'' of the method being used to help students develop a more sophisticated'' epistemology.Presents oThe Social World'' Modeloe in each chapter: This organizing framework helps students'' understand the interrelatedness of core concepts.''''Accompanied by High''Quality Ancillaries:''''Instructor's'' Resources on CD-ROM are available to all adopters. Contact us for'' more informationStudent study site at'' www.pineforge.com/ballantinestudy'' This study site includes e-Flashcards to reinforce key concepts,'' self-quizzes, web exercises, NPR's This American Life radio'' segments, and more.Free online access to'' the 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook to adopters of Our Social'' World: Plus guides to using that Handbook'' in conjunction with Our Social World in the classroom - preview them by clicking'' here!''''IRCDs are available for qualified instructors only. To request an IRCD for''this book please contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6 am u 5 pm Pacific''Time) or by emailing info@sagepub.com with course name and enrollment and your''university mailing address to expedite the process.''''Choose OUR SOCIAL WORLD and a portion of royalties automatically go''towards the new SAGE Pine Forge Scholarship!''SAGE and Pine Forge Press have developed a Scholarship Fund in partnership''with the American Sociological Association, participating authors, and regional''sociological societies to defray costs for graduate students and untenured''faculty (by amounts of $1000 each) who wish to attend the ASAAEs annual''pre-conference on Preparing Future Faculty.''''JUST PUBLISHED AND ALREADY IN THE CLASSROOM!''Some of the many universities already using Our Social World:''The Ohio State University, Ball State University,''Austin Peay State University,'' Florida Atlantic University, and''more!''''Intended Audience:''''''''This is an ideal text for undergraduate''courses in introductory sociology such as Introduction to Sociology and''Principles of Sociology.''''a''''''''When it comes to Sociology, 'seeing' is indeed believing. In Sociological''Snapshots 4: Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life, Jack''Levin bridges the gap between sociological theorizing and everyday experiences''by developing studentsAE ability to 'see' sociology via'''snapshots' of culture and social structure. Unlike other basic''readers, this book contains a set of informal essays with topics ranging from''elevator culture to domestic terrorism, from fads to the Washington, D.C.,''snipers. ''''Every snapshot contains a mix of both social science and journalism; the essays''present anecdotal confirmation -- illustrations and examples rather than hard,''statistical fact. Some essays are speculative pieces about changes in society''or about the future while others seek to throw a new perspective on aspects of''society that may have seemed obvious before. The tone and readability of the''essays ease students into the world of sociological analysis by relating''abstract sociological concepts to the concrete problems confronting ordinary''individuals in our society. ''''Features of this text: ''''Contemporary. Short,'' informal essays covering topics such as hate crimes, AmericansAE hygiene'' habits, and job stress get students on the road to thinking'' sociologically. Student-friendly.'' Introductions preceding each section link these informal essays to the'' central ideas in sociology. Balanced. An'' annotated reading list concludes each section, tying the informal essays'' to the more formal research literature of the discipline. Thought-provoking.'' Writing, observation, and data-collecting exercises at the end of each'' section encourage students to use and develop their sociological eye still'' further. ''''''New to the Fourth Edition: ''''Seven new Snapshots have been'' added on current topics: gender inequality, the Washington ,D.C.,'' snipers, profiling terrorists, immigrant bashing, the stigma of aging, the'' impact of coalitions on white supremacists, and domestic terrorism. The new essays have a'' comparative perspective, emphasizing differences and similarities in'' societies around the world. All Snapshots have been'' modified or updated to reflect current topics and the latest research. ''''Socio
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  • Mixed media product
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1412962609
  • 9781412962605

About Jeanne H. Ballantine

Jeanne H. Ballantine is Emerita Professor of Sociology at Wright State University, a state university of about 17,000 students in Ohio. She has also taught at several 4-year colleges, including an "alternative" college and a traditionally Black college, and at international programs in universities abroad. She has been teaching introductory sociology for more than 30 years with a mission to introduce the uninitiated to the field and to help students see the usefulness and value in sociology. She has been active in the teaching movement, shaping curriculum, writing and presenting research on teaching, and offering workshops and consulting in regional, national, and international forums. She is a Fulbright Senior Scholar and serves as a Departmental Resources Group consultant and evaluator.



Jeanne has written several textbooks, all with the goal of reaching the student audience. As the original director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Wright State University, she scoured the literature on student learning and served as a mentor to teachers in a wide variety of disciplines. Local, regional, and national organizations have honored her for her teaching and for her contributions to helping others become effective teachers. In 1986, the American Sociological Association's Section on Undergraduate Education (now called the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology) recognized her with the Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching of Sociology. In 2004, she was honored by the American Sociological Association with its Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. In 2010, the North Central Sociological Association awarded her the J. Milton Yinger Award for Distinguished Career in Sociology.

Keith A. Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Hanover College, a private liberal arts college of about 1,100 students in Indiana. He has taught introductory sociology for 35 years with a passion for active learning strategies and a focus on "deep learning" by students that transforms the way they see the world. Prior to teaching at Hanover, he taught at a 2-year regional campus of a large university.



He has been active in the teaching movement, writing on teaching and serving as a consultant to sociology departments across the country in his capacity as a member of the American Sociological Association Departmental Resources Group. He has written a very popular textbook in the sociology of religion, has coauthored a book on writing in the undergraduate curriculum, has published and led many workshops on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and for 22 years ran an annual workshop for high school sociology teachers. He has chaired the Selection Committee for the SAGE Innovations and Professional Development Awards since the program's inception. He has been honored for his teaching and teaching-related work at local, state, regional, and national levels. The American Sociological Association's Section on Teaching and Learning awarded him the Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching of Sociology in 2000. He was honored with the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award in 2010. In 2012, the North Central Sociological Association awarded Keith the J. Milton Yinger Award for Distinguished Career in Sociology.

Jack Levin is the Brudnick Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Northeastern University, where he co-directs its Center on Violence and Conflict. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 books, most recently The Violence of Hate and Hate Crime: A Global Perspective. Dr. Levin has also published more than 250 articles and columns in professional journals, books, magazines, and newspapers, such as The New York Times, London Sunday Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and USA Today. Dr. Levin was honored by the Massachusetts Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its "Professor of the Year" and by the American Sociological Association for his contributions to the public understanding of sociology. He has also received awards from the Eastern Sociological Society, New England Sociological Association, Association of Clinical and Applied Sociology, and Society for the Study of Social Problems. Moreover, he has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (a membership of 59 countries), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
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